● What does it mean to say that a claim is credible? ● What are some ways to evaluate a claim for credibility? When a claim is credible, this can be incorporated through several things. In Critical Thinking, the first way to determine if a claim is credible is by seeing the claims themselves and secondly the claims' sources. There may be certain claims that lack credibility all together. For example, if someone claims that animals can talk to humans, we can immediately dismiss this. Why? We can look at the claims' sources. There has not been any evidence to back up that animals can do this. Also, if we try talking to our furry friend we can prove that they will not talk back to us. Therefore, we can find this claim not credible.
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- Fall '17
- Burt Stiller